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Cello poetry

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Poetry Classroom: Four Sarabandes—Yo-Yo Ma

No Comments 30 September 2013

Come discuss the Yo-Yo Ma section of "Four Sarabandes," in today's poetry classroom.

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poetry fog by gmeaders_ch

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Poetry Classroom: April Poem

13 Comments 13 May 2013

Welcome to this month’s poetry classroom. Today we're discussing 'April Poem' with poet Daniel Bowman.

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Poetry Hair

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Poetry Classroom: The Wait

11 Comments 06 May 2013

Welcome to this month's poetry classroom with poet Daniel Bowman. Today we're discussing plum-haired November.

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plum tree poetry

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Poetry Classroom: Walking Through the Dream

21 Comments 29 April 2013

Welcome to this month's poetry classroom with Daniel Bowman. Today we're discussing walking through the dream of a stranger.

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Poetry Night Sky by Dicktay2000

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Poetry Classroom: The Night Sky

17 Comments 22 April 2013

Welcome to this month’s poetry classroom, with Paula J. Lambert. Today we're talking about the night sky as a time machine.

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Poetry Classroom: Only So Much a Poem

19 Comments 15 April 2013

Welcome to this month’s poetry classroom, with Paula J. Lambert. Today's discussion: "There's only so much a poem can hold."

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Poetry Strawberry Leaf

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Poetry Classroom: The Burden of Too Much Meaning

20 Comments 01 April 2013

Welcome to this month’s poetry classroom, with poet Paula J. Lambert, author of The Sudden Seduction of Gravity. We invite you to respond to the poems we’ll share here—their forms, images, sounds, meanings, surprises—ask questions of Paula and each other, and write your own poems along the way. The Burden of Too Much Meaning for […]

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Poetry Classroom Goldfish Pond

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Poetry Classroom: The Goldfish Pond

23 Comments 11 March 2013

Welcome to this month’s poetry classroom, with poet Tania Runyan. Up today, the innocence and wisdom of the goldfish pond.

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Poetry Classroom: A Valediction—Forbidding Mourning

14 Comments 27 February 2013

Not exactly what one expects in classical love poetry, to be sure. But hold your horses for this one, because I think this is the greatest love poem ever written.

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Classic Art Lovers Painting Fragonard

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Poetry Classroom: Sonnet 18 by William Shakespeare (1609)

21 Comments 04 February 2013

In this month's poetry classroom, author and literature professor Karen Swallow Prior will be treating us to a discussion of classic love poetry—beginning with Shakespeare.

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Plum Blossom by John Morgan

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Poetry Classroom: Sour Plums

21 Comments 30 January 2013

In this final week of Poetry Classroom with Anne M. Doe Overstreet, we invite you to consider signing up for Anne's 2013 Poetry Workshop.

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teaching poetry to children

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Teaching Poetry to Children: There Are So Many Blues

11 Comments 30 January 2013

“Oh, my kids aren’t poetic at all,” she said. “Prepare yourself for a big flop.” Ann Kroeker takes on the challenge of teaching poetry to children.

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Poetry Classroom: Public Safety Film

34 Comments 07 January 2013

In the poetry classroom, you are invited to discuss the poems—their forms, images, sounds, meanings, surprises—and write your own poems along the way.

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Why Haiku: Not Just 5-7-5

10 Comments 17 December 2012

The best known haiku attribute -- the 17-syllable count and 5-7-5 rhythm -- turns out to be its least valid attribute. Christopher Patchel explores Why Haiku.

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Laugh and Learn to Write Fiction

10 Comments 31 August 2012

There’s a new book on the street. (And in the pink limo.) The Novelist, a novella that will teach you how to write fiction, even as you get lost in a story of one big challenge, an elusive cup of tea, and a ruminating poet’s attempt to break free. “Hilarious protagonist,” says one reader. Says […]

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The Silence and Violence of Rain

13 Comments 22 August 2012

Few things sneak past my Ozark grandmother—and that includes the wonder, mischief, and brutality of Mother Nature. Born in 1924, Granny Hollis remembers horse and wagon (I kid you not) that her father drove. Down gravel roads, he maneuvered the horses to carry wife and children to a small town, not much more than a […]

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Journey into Poetry: Matthew Kreider

10 Comments 23 July 2012

So much of life depends upon the lighting. Under the fluorescent bulbs of Grade 9 English, I turned to page 646, or something like that, and discovered poetry.  Unit VII probably had a catchy and alliterative title, but I don’t remember it. I remember seeing bold-faced words, eerie line breaks (though I didn’t know the […]

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dandelion ruth mowry

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Resolving the Dandelion Poet

10 Comments 31 December 2011

As a poem begins to take form, the poet walks a fine line of crafting and allowing the poem to craft itself.

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My Last Villanelle

7 Comments 20 December 2011

I admire a well-executed villanelle in the same way I admire a Baroque Tromp-l’oeil ceiling

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The Raven

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Poetry Memorization: Write it on the Heart, Says Julia Kasdorf

16 Comments 01 November 2011

I tell them committing a poem is a form of self love, like buying yourself a gift, only better.

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